The Weekend That Was
The Cuomo administration is giving about 30 real estate companies, law firms and accountants another chance to return to the Empire Zone tax break program they were kicked out of three years ago.
Cuomo likes to characterize his achievement as “historic,” even if they aren’t so much.
The battle between NYC and NJ over FreshDirect has brought attention to the issue of government subsidies for businesses.
The Staten Island Advance wonders if Cuomo is sending the “wrong message” by appointing his predecessor, ex-Gov. David Paterson, to the MTA Board.
Semi-First Lady Sandra Lee on whether she and the governor will heed his daughters’ urgings for them to wed: “I just want to be happy, and I want everybody I love to be happy, and that includes him.”
Cuomo skipped the DRC’s annual meeting for the first time in 16 years due to a “family scheduling conflict,” according to conference officials. (The governor’s press office didn’t return calls seeking comment).
At the White House Correspondence dinner this weekend, Obama roasted Mitt Romney (gently) and Donald Trump.
Obama also joked that Hillary Clinton “won’t stop drunk-texting me from Cartagena.”
Here’s the president’s full speech.
Once a tense rivalry, the relationship between Obama and Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton has evolved into a genuine political and policy partnership – with strong incentives on both sides to make things work.
Hillary Clinton has made a point of advocating for women and girls around the world during her tenure as secretary of state.
Clinton rejected Jason Segal’s (never formally extended) casting offer.
Romney’s national campaign manager, Matt Rhoades, is a 1993 Saratoga Springs High School grad.
Fred LeBrun says New Yorkers should be worried about whether Cuomo’s 2016 ambition gets in the way of his ability to do his current job, particularly when it comes to campaign finance reform.
Chris Smith on why the speculation of a Ray Kelly 2013 NYC mayoral run is good for everyone – from the tabloid newspaper owners to the Democrats already in the hunt to succeed Bloomberg.
The NY Post decries New York’s onerous ballot access requirements.
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz refused to release any details about a recent fundraiser that took place at the Fort Orange Club in Albany.
Gail Collins tackles the infamous talking pineapple.
There will be a Democratic primary battle for retiring Assemblyman Ron Canestrari’s seat.
The Empire State ranked dead last when it comes to its economic outlook based on Albany’s tax policy. That’s according to a new report by the controversial organization ALEC.
The DCCC has reserved $32 million worth of ad time in about three dozen competitive districts – Rep. Kathy Hochul’s newly-drawn NY-27 isn’t one of them.
New York State Racing and Wagering Board Chairman John Sabini is the new chairman of the Association of Racing Commissioners International, an umbrella group for U.S. state racing jurisdictions.
Sales tax revenue is increasing at the county level.
The Watertown Daily Times praises the Labor Department for dropping the “onerous new rules” that would have limited the participation of young people on America’s farms.
Gas drilling job training programs are popping up in New York, even though fracking in the Marcellus hasn’t yet been approved.
Hospitals in the Rochester area are expanding services that make it easier for patients to get estimates before they undergo procedures such as lab work, imaging tests or surgery.
Supporters of 40 historic sites scattered across NYC will spend the next few weeks stumping for votes in an effort to win a piece of a $3 million grant.
The Staten Island GOP’s Lincoln Day dinner drew a big crowd.
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